Best Answer

I have exactly the same problem with my 1996 Dodge Neon. It seems like the problem comes from the Power Control Module (PCM). It's due to either bad contact on wiring or the PCM is getting old and not functioning properly.

AnswerThere is good instructions of how to repair this problem at the following post. You must type it in at the top of page yourself.

AnswerI went threw the very same thing with my father's 1996 neon, it turned out to be cold solders (cold solders are solders that were not heated properly are the components may have moved while the solder was cooling) on the back of the instrument cluster. what you do is remove the instrument cluster (pop the cover and unscrew the cluster) put it on a bench face down you will need to unscrew the printed circuit board off of the instrument cluster, and take a soldering iron and heat the solders opposite the connectors until they melt than let them cool and reinstall it back in the vehicle. This should solve your problem it did mine on a 95 & 96 neons. Answeri have had my 1997 neon for 7 weeks now,and its done that to me 3 times,the first two times i removed the key and restarted the car,which worked , but didn't work the 3rd time ,,,so i banged on the dashboard, and that worked,so i assume there is a loose connection some where in the dash

You can just jam a rigid ball between the steering column and the speedometer

and it will work.

Answerhere's the solution to these problems. pull up on your dash board panel.It's only on with clip's.I belive you need the number 20 star bit to undo the hole instrument panel.There maybe some Philip head screws to. pull panel straight out (both sides have plug contacts.gently,take a small screw driver and bring them closer to each me, I heard it all, my fuel pump is going .on and on and on.I fixed the problem mechanic's.gentley work them to the center 0f each plug (do not bend them to much)they have to go in my 95 neon is working awesome with 88k's PS, buy yourself a 5 piece star bit's and damn metric socket's , if your really into it AnswerHad a 95' doing same thing. Started doing it at different outside temperatures, which made me curious about the expansion/contraction of the plastics used in the connectors etc. Most times I only lost my speedo,but other times all the gauges failed to work including tach, as time went on. You will notice when you remove the cluster, that the connector is clipped into the plastic panel behind cluster. I simply unfastened it the first time, and pulled it outward,to allow male spades on connection at cluster to be inserted fully without chance that maybe they weren't reaching far enough to make a good connection, and re-installed the cluster. This cured it for about a year, then the same happened again. This time I took the time, with a pair of tweezers, to bend each male spade on rear of cluster, slightly, one way or the other to insure better contact with the female connector in the dash. Evrything has been working excellent since. When it only takes about a half hour of your time, and no special tools, it's worth a try. The NO_COST part is always nice too.

Mike Butler, Ontario Canada

AnswerThese cluster are very bad about going out. I have a 96 neon, and they stopped all together, but the lights did stay come on, and all the warning lights worked. After a little research I found out that these cluster do burn out, because they are digital. They are analog gauges, but no manual cables, they receive a signal through the two plugs that they hook into. Therefore they are considered digital, and the printed board in the back burns out just like a PC's motherboard. I replaced my cluster with another and it works fine now. AnswerI have a 1997 Plymouth neon and have the same problem, I tried checking the connections, and bending them little spade connectors, nothing worked. Except for reheating the little cold solders on the back of the connectors, in msome cases re-soldering some of them. It works fine now. Eric Yanush, Saskatchewan Canada
User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 22:55:31
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What could be causing the speedometer and other gauges on a 2001 Dodge Neon to sometimes stop working but the dash lights still work?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

RPM and speedometer not working 1995 silverado 2wd?

rpm and speedometer gauges not working 1995 Chevy silverado 2wd

Where is the fuse for the speedometer on a 1998 silhouette?

There is no fuse just for the speedometer. If the speedometer is not working, you may have a problem in the dash gauges cluster, or a vehicle speed sensor problem.

The speedometer odometer and gas gauges on my 1995 Volvo 940 all are not working all of a sudden what is causing this?

I could be a bad float in the gas tank. you have a fused link in the circuit board.may have blown.

What could the problem be with the tachometer it quit working on 2001 Chrysler TC?

A wire going to the battery broke off, when it was reconnected the gauges and lights on the gauges start working again, however the speedometer and the tachometer did not operate.

Where is the speedometer fuse located in a ford ranger?

I believe the fuse that protects the speedometer also protects all the gauges in the dash cluster, so if that fuse was burned out all the gauges would be dead. If only the speedometer is not working I would suspect the speed sensor in the transmission to at fault, if the wiring checks okay.

Why would a 2003 ford focus stn run well but the heat and gas gauges and speedometer are not working.?

The power or ground connections to the instrument cluster could be bad. Check the fuses, then the wiring to the dash to find a common problem for the heat, gauges and speedometer.

What causes all the gauges including speedometer and gas gauge to stop working on a 1985 Toyota pickup?

Answer 85 Toyota PU gaugesSince the speedometer is a mechanical connection and the rest electical, about the only thing that is going to affect them all is water. Does the windshield leak. Could be just bad luck the speedometer went at the same time as the gauges, but doubtful.

Your speedometer and odometer stopped working in your 1998 ford ranger All of the other gauges work fine you have checked the fuses and all are good What is wrong with your cluster?

Your speedometer may have failed, or the speedometer cable that connects to the transmission, or the plastic gear in the transmission may be broken.

Which 3 gauges in your car are more important?

Fuel, Temp, and Speedometer

My 1999 Honda CRV odometer stopped working while all the oher gauges are fine so if this is a fuse where is it located?

If the odometer has failed, does the speedometer still work? They are both driven by a cable which spins. If the speedometer is still working, than the odometer has jammed. Probably a dealer fix.

Why would the temp and fuel gauges tachometer and speedometer not be working on a 1996 Grand Am SE if other lights are on and the car runs fine and the check engine light is not on?


What would you need to replace if your speedometer and odometer stopped working but the other gauges still function We replaced the speed sensor and checked the instrument cluster connection?


People also asked